Archive for October, 2012

Trick or Treat

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

It’s Halloween.  Give it up, all you parents who hope your kids will come home from school and say they don’t want to trick or treat tonight because they don’t really care about candy & it’s too cold.

Sometimes you just have to go with the flow. 

If history is helpful, many parents remember that about day 5 their kids lose interest in candy.  If it disappears (especially gradually) they often don’t even notice.

You can also have your children take their unopened Halloween candy to Beacon Dental, 9477 N. Territorial Road (up to 5 pounds) and be paid $1 per pound on Nov. 5. All the candy along with tooth brushes will be sent to U.S. Troops overseas. Anyone can participate from 4 to 7 p.m.

Have fun, everyone.  Stay warm & be safe.

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Chelsea and Dexter SR2S Kickoff

Thursday, October 4th, 2012

Wouldn’t you agree the people who know best should be the people we ask before starting something big?  That’s what we figured & that’s our plan.

The Chelsea and Dexter Wellness Coalitions have joined forces with the Chelsea Area Wellness Foundation and Michigan State University’s Small Town Design Initiative to launch the Safe Routes to School Program (SR2S) in Chelsea and Dexter. SR2S is an international movement and a federal program, designed to make it safe, convenient and fun for children to bicycle and walk to school.

One of the most important parts of this process is getting input from community stakeholders about what barriers to safe walking and biking currently exist. We invite you to give your opinion and bring attention to issues in your neighborhood at a SR2S kickoff meeting. There will be a kickoff meeting for each school district.  The Dexter kickoff meeting is Wednesday, October 10th at Creekside Intermediate School and in Chelsea on the following evening, Thursday, October 11th at South Meadows Elementary School. Both meetings will open at 6:30 pm with refreshments and socializing, with the discussion beginning at 7:00 pm. Can’t make it to the meeting? Send your thoughts to our Safe Routes to School Coordinator, Kristen Delaney at kristen@5healthytowns.org and your input will included in the planning.

For more information about SR2S please visit http://saferoutesmichigan.org/

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